DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 27 x 36 ins/ 68.6 x 91.4 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed in the bottom right corner
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
Ricci was a Florentine artist, born in 1854, who typically painted anecdotal scenes of upper-class family life, with a particularly skilled hand for shimmering silks and satins. Collectors across Europe and the United States found Ricci’s historical genre appealing, depicting what stood in stark contrast to the harsh realities of the Industrial Revolution: the perceived height of sophistication, decadence, and taste.